Commentary: Dog License Canvassing

By Ronald R. Arias Director of Health and Human Services Department State law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be licensed with the local animal control agency. Licensing ensures that a dog has a current rabies vaccination and promotes responsible pet ownership. While many responsible pet owners voluntarily comply with licensing…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Today is my husband Steve’s birthday. We don’t have any big plans, but I’m sure we’ll go out to dinner with family and celebrate quietly his 61 years on this planet. Happy birthday, honey; I love you. Letters to the editor and commentaries seem to be flying in these days. In my opinion it’s a…

Letters to the Editor

Dissent over Rent I recently read the review entitled “In defending rights of the less fortunate, Rent elicits some mixed feelings” by Vicki Goodman and felt compelled to write to you about how it made me feel. The last sentence of the second paragraph states, “Paying the rent is the least of their woes as…

LBPD enforcing ‘Click It or Ticket’ law

The Long Beach Police Department will be out enforcing California’s seatbelt laws. The increased effort is part of the ongoing “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help California achieve 100-percent seatbelt use. The state’s seatbelt use rate in 2008 was 95.7 percent.

Art show to highlight achievements of older adults

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB (OLLI) Arts Show will take place from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 from 10am to 2pm on Monday through Thursday and from 8:30am to 4pm on Friday. On Sunday, March 22, from 1pm to 4pm, the various classes of performing arts will present a program. Attendees…

Traveling film fest to focus on social issues

Super Amigos examines five former professional wrestlers in Mexico City who assume the personas of superheroes to fight injustice. The Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival arrives at California State University, Long Beach’s William Link Theater (formerly the University Theatre) for its first visit on Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 14. Admission to the festival’s…

Long Beach RDA spends $104,000 on ‘Orange Twist’ sculpture

The sculpture is located at Atlantic Avenue and 45th Way BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer About two weeks ago, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA) had a sculpture installed on the median of 45th Way and Atlantic Avenue. Known as “Orange Twist” and created by nationally acclaimed sculptor Kathleen Caricof, the sculpture and its installation…

Jack on the Hill

A new Jack in the Box restaurant opened last Thursday at the Signal Hill Gateway Shopping Center near the intersection of California Avenue and Spring Street. “Jack’s new prototype building and contemporary interior design is a welcome departure from the familiar red and white plastic décor of older Jack in the Box restaurants,” said Gary…

League of Women Voters celebrates its 89th birthday

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The League of Women Voters (LWV) celebrated its 89th birthday last Saturday. About 50 people, mostly women, gathered to commemorate the event at the Los Altos branch library in Long Beach. Early in the meeting, Jan Gallup, a member of the Long Beach LWV’s board of directors, gave a presentation…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart I can’t believe it is March already. I suppose the older I get the faster time will fly. Big happenings in Signal Hill this week– after Tuesday night’s election, it looks like the incumbents will remain in their seats and will soon decide on a new mayor to fill out the next…

Rancho Los Alamitos offers training for docents

by Brett Hawkins Whether it’s because of a school requirement, a public interest, or the desire to get off the couch for a few hours, those interested in volunteering are invited to participate in Rancho Los Alamitos’s training classes for docents. Classes will take place at the Rancho on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30am…

CSULB officials reach out to African-American community with ‘Super Sunday’

Seventeen-year-old Jordan High School senior Kiara Martin (left) said she was encouraged by CSULB President F. King Alexander’s (right) address at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Demonstrating their commitment to encourage more African-American students to enroll in college, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) President F. King Alexander and Vice President for Student Services Douglas Robinson addressed…